May 28, 2018
This is indeed a great course. It is very simply put and very easy to follow up.\n\nDo join without any hesitancy if you have a genuine interest in learning about the history of ancient Egypt!
Mar 21, 2018
Learned more then I could have wished for, this is the best course I have had on Ancient Egypt. Thank you Professor David P. Silverman, you made this class very interesting.
By Simone L•
May 13, 2019
A good course, marred only by occasional poor quiz questions. Problem questions were either ambiguous or, more often than not, referred to material from previous weeks or not in the course at all. Independent research was then necessary to be confident of a correct answer at first attempt. Most problems seem likely due to course editing and subsequent loss of internal referential integrity.
By Thom T•
Apr 11, 2019
While the subject matter is very interesting I don't think it was told well or in an exciting way.
By Faizan A K•
Jul 16, 2019
This is my first course from coursera and it turned out to excellent.
By Jamima S•
Jul 06, 2019
By Brett B•
Jul 04, 2019
Very informative. Video commentary is a little dry but the further reading section offers a lot. I find it is necessary to purchase the recommended book in order to really get a good understanding of the course.
By Mary J B•
Jun 30, 2019
This course is Informative, fascinating and interesting. I enjoyed it and plan to take another
By Gorret F•
Jun 24, 2019
Un cours intéressant parfois un peu dense
By Matias P•
Jun 21, 2019
By Catherine F•
Jun 16, 2019
By Басов М Ю•
Jun 12, 2019
Perfect and interesting! I'll pass it again!
By Krystyna S•
Jun 07, 2019
Loved this course! There is loads of information, very detailed and well paced delivery.
By paulina l•
Jun 02, 2019
Es un curso muy completo para comprender y conocer el antiguo Egipto. Tanto los videos, como las lecturas complemenatarias, así como el poder hacer notas son de utilidad para resumir la información y poder contestar las preguntas que se hacen al final de cada módulo.
By ana c•
May 31, 2019
Un curso fascinante,interesante y muy bien presentado para todos los amantes del Antiguo Egipto.Me encantó
By Alpana R•
May 24, 2019
Week 2 ----History and Chronology Quiz is very tough. But the later onces are good enough. I have learnt a lot with this course. It fulfills my dream.
May 20, 2019
Mr. Silverman is such a good teacher and charismatic! Also bought his book, i highly recommend!
By Shriya M•
May 18, 2019
Amazing course i learnt a lot about egyptian history. Dr Silverman lectures were very interesting and informative,
By Jerry P•
May 17, 2019
Bought both course and optional book. Enjoyed the course with some reservations as noted herein and conclude that the book is better by far. I am glad to have it as a resource while I am dabbling in Egyptology these days. Finished the course in less than a week.
It should be noted that, for the most part, this is a series of short 2-6 minute lectures delivered in "talking head" style with what has been called "negative stage presence" doing "stand and deliver" lectures read from a prompter of some kind. There is a good attempt at production quality in the video lectures.
The least enjoyable part are the accompanying lecture notes presented as ".txt" files filled with grammar, syntax and typo errors. Printed them out and read them all. "Ray" is not the spelling of either Re or Ra but it's in there. These need a complete proofreading.
The quizzes are problematic at times. I will mention only the quiz at the end of "Mummies and Mummification:" where there is a question regarding how the heart was handled during the mummification process. From the lecture and the lecture notes: "It was either left in place or removed, mummified, and then replaced in the body." This means it is an either/or but only one of these will be marked correct. I would like my quiz corrected.
Overall, I got what I came for - a fairly comprehensive overview and introduction to ancient Egypt and Its Civilization. I learned new facts, gained new insights and picked up some heretofore unknown subtleties. I enjoyed it but had to work through some unnecessary pedagogy. Glad I did it. Took about 10 hours as advertised. Evidently there is a follow up course but I will not be going forward with it. I appreciated this introductory course for what it is.
By Amy F•
May 15, 2019
Was wonderful. Instructor is very knowledgeable and this was great beginner's learning. Recommend.
By Vojtěch K•
May 15, 2019
A great introduction into the Ancient Egypt! You get to know the basics about pyramids, mummies, gods, and life in then-Egypt.
By Kelly G•
May 14, 2019
Excellent course to introduce the Ancient Egyptian civilization.
By RESSE B•
May 07, 2019
Great cours, learn a lot in it. Bacis about Acient Egypt Civilization, history, deities, writing systems etc.... Thanks Pr. Silverman.
By Enrique U U•
May 04, 2019
It's been a very interesting course, quick and easy to follow.
By Muhammad R R•
Apr 30, 2019
Very impresive and well informative course.
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Apr 27, 2019
By Lillianne d H G•
Apr 25, 2019
An interesting course very well organised and led by professor David P. Silverman. I highly recommend it.